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[movies]A Charles Dickens Christmas (Mr Pickwick's Christmas) - John Barnes; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation.
Film dramatizes one of the best-known incidents in English literature - the Christmas visit of Mr. Pickwick and his friends to Dingley Dell Farm. In the large parlor, everyone responds to the cordial atmosphere and joyous capers of Mr. Pickwick. From the Pickwick papers. For more on filmmaker John Barnes, visit http://www.afana.org/barnesbio.htm
Keywords: Dickens; Christmas
Downloads: 41
[movies]A Life Well Lived: Tribute to Johanna Alemann - Stewart Nestor
Johanna Alemann is believed to be the first woman filmmaker, operating as a sole proprietor, to run an academic film company in North America. Her focus was mainly on art. She made twenty films for her company, Alemann Films, and passed away on November 12, 2012 at the age of 89. This photo essay, made her friend Stewart Nestor, is a memorial to her. In 2013, it is anticipated that all of her films will be uploaded to the Academic Film Archive of North America collection at the Internet Archive...
Keywords: Johanna Alemann
Downloads: 374
[movies]A Vanishing Heritage - Johanna Alemann
Reveals the many-sided heritage of American architecture. Explains that traditions in architecture were brought to the United States by people of many different nationalities, and that they were blended with historical styles reaching back in time to ancient Greece and Rome to produce a culture uniquely American. For more on director Johanna Alemann, visit http://www.afana.org/alemann.htm
Keywords: architecture
Downloads: 149
[movies]African Pygmy Thrills - Eugene W. Castle
Castle Films, whose series ‘The Adventure Parade’ resulted in a number of commercially exotic films on ethnic traditions and cultures, actually utilized authentic music in this film, instead of the boring orchestral scores that were more typical of the era. Although the continued use of the term "these little men", and the embarrassing attempt to comically portray an older member of the group as a cynic seems condescending to present-day sensibilities, the faithful recording of the building ...
Keywords: pygmy; Africa; Werner Herzog
Downloads: 6,072 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Age of Steam, The: Power for Progress - Johanna Alemann
Describes man's lack of technical progress until the Industrial Revolution, when the discovery of steam as a source of power brought rapid advances. Depicts the nineteenth century and the vast changes in living conditions caused by the utilization of steam. For more on director Johanna Alemann, visit http://www.afana.org/alemann.htm
Keywords: train; locomotive; railroad; railway
Downloads: 752 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Age of the Rococo, The: From Divine Right to Equality - Johanna Alemann
Shows the relationship of the elaborate and ornate art of the Rococo Period to social thinking of the time. Discusses transition from the Louis XIV baroque era to the Rococo. Interiors and exteriors of buildings (German and Austrian churches), furniture, porcelain, and painting (Watteau). Describes how the gaiety of the era would soon be eclipsed by the age of revolutions. For more on director Johanna Alemann, visit http://www.afana.org/alemann.htm
Keywords: art; painting; furniture; interior decorating
Downloads: 301
[movies]Agricultural Midwest - Jon Wilkman Productions
Examines the people, industry, economy, and landscape of the agricultural Midwest of the United States.
Keywords: United States; geography
Downloads: 281
[movies]American Indian Speaks, The - Thomas G. Smith
This important film presents the American Indian speaking for himself ---discussing what he wants and how he feels. It features historically important Native Americans such as Chief Dan George and Lame Deer, and focuses on three American Indian tribes and how they are surviving. Reverend Cliff Hill describes how the Muskogee Creek are fighting to maintain their language, and the Ceremonial Stomp Dance is shown...
Downloads: 995
[movies]Ancient World, The: Egypt, Pt 1 - Ray Garner
'Ancient World, The: Egypt' (1951) 66m, dir. Ray Garner. This film taces the story of Egypt from the prehistoric period to the time of the Ptolemies, focusing on the Nile, temples, pyramids and the Sphinx. Here, Garner showcases a single shot of ruins as light and dark as clouds pass, a signature of his. The filmmaker waxes poetic in this statement: "For Egypt is a monument, not to the conqueror or statesman, but to the artist, the architect, the painter, the sculptor, whose works will remain in...
Downloads: 1,419
[movies]Ancient World, The: Egypt, Pt 2 - Ray Garner
'Ancient World, The: Egypt' (1951) 66m, dir. Ray Garner. This film taces the story of Egypt from the prehistoric period to the time of the Ptolemies, focusing on the Nile, temples, pyramids and the Sphinx. Here, Garner showcases a single shot of ruins as light and dark as clouds pass, a signature of his. The filmmaker waxes poetic in this statement: "For Egypt is a monument, not to the conqueror or statesman, but to the artist, the architect, the painter, the sculptor, whose works will remain in...
Downloads: 949
[movies]Ancient World, The: Greece, Part 1 - Ray Garner
'Ancient World, The: Greece' (1955) 66m, dir. ray Garner. This film recreates the ancient Greek world through its extant art and literature. The narration is from translations of Greek authors, including Hesiod, Pindar, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Herodotus, Thucydides, Plato, and Plutarch, and accompanies visual impressions of Greek religious philosophy and history through the golden age...
Downloads: 2,413
[movies]Ancient World, The: Greece, Part 2 - Ray Garner
'Ancient World, The: Greece' (1955) 66m, dir. ray Garner. This film recreates the ancient Greek world through its extant art and literature. The narration is from translations of Greek authors, including Hesiod, Pindar, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Herodotus, Thucydides, Plato, and Plutarch, and accompanies visual impressions of Greek religious philosophy and history through the golden age...
Downloads: 761
[movies]Angel And Big Joe - Bert Salzman
For most of his life, Angel has been a migrant worker, helping his family as they move from place to place picking crops. When a phone won't work, Angel enlists "Big Joe's" aid to repair it and from then on a friendship develops. Joe and the boy team up to start a rose-growing business. A call from Angel's father comes, the family must leave. Angel can stay with Joe and the promise of a future, or he can go with his family and continue in the uncertain lifestyle of his parents...
Keywords: Bert Salzman; Academy Award
Downloads: 2,923 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Art Portrays a Changing World: Gothic to Early Renaissance - Johanna Alemann
Describes the historical transformation of medieval man to modern man. Points out that Gothic art expressed the community spirit of the Middle Ages. Contrasts Gothic to Renaissance art which reflects man's awakening interest in science, nature and himself. Discusses architecture, sculptures, stained glass windows, and painted altarpieces in the cathedrals, and describes the evolution of painting. For more on director Johanna Alemann, visit http://www.afana.org/alemann.htm
Downloads: 255
[movies]Artists of the Sun - Yvonne Anderson
Artists of the Sun (2007) 15m. The Sun Gallery in Provincetown hosted new shows every Monday. This film shows some of the artists that were "regulars," filmed both at Sun as well as in New York. In the fall of 1958, Yvonne and Domenic started the Provincetown Film Study Group, using a Bolex 16mm camera to document their friends, gallery, and living environment. Artists portrayed in this film include Dominic Falcone, Red Grooms, Lester Johnson, Alex Katz, Tony Vevers, and Joan Wye...
Keywords: art gallery; Provincetown
Downloads: 238
[movies]At Your Fingertips: Boxes - Peter Erik and Mary Anna Winkler
Reveals the supermarket as a source for every imaginable box, carton and container. Explains that these same receptacles, once they find their way to the home, provide a group of children with material for construction of art objects, playthings, houses and tunnels. A clever, beautiful film, showing children building everything from trains to colored houses, under the direction of Ernest Ziegfield, Ed...
Downloads: 3,211 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Atlantic Crossing: Life on an Ocean Liner - William F. Deneen
In this film, Deneen starred his wife and three sons (all uncredited), after he'd arranged a trade with Italian Lines for free passage for his family in return for a film about the liner S.S. Leonardo Da Vinci. Deneen states that 90% of the shots were filmed on the Da Vinci, and another 10% were filmed aboard the S.S. Michelangelo on his return voyage. The film is a remarkable children's film as well as serving as an important document of one of the most advanced ocean liners of its day, now scr...
Keywords: academic film; bill deneen
Downloads: 2,241
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